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Every December, TIME magazine announces its Person of the Year. This year, that [reward / award] goes to the groundbreaking entrepreneur Elon Musk. TIME's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal explained [what / why] . He wrote: "Person of the Year is a marker of [influence / influential] . Few individuals have had more influence than Musk [on / in] life on Earth, and potentially, life off Earth [addition / too] ." He added: "In 2021, Musk emerged not just [was / as] the world's richest person, but also as perhaps the richest [example / specimen] of a massive shift in our society." Mr Musk is [worth / value] more than $255 billion. He is the richest person in history. He is also helping to [keep / save] our world and our future. He is leading efforts [to / by] explore space and get to Mars.

The year 2021 was an [amazed / amazing] one for Elon Musk. He went into space in his [down / own] rocket. It was made by his company SpaceX. This is a pioneer [in / on] space tourism. It might enable us to travel to Mars. Mr Musk is also well [knowing / known] for his car company Tesla. This controls two-thirds of the multi-billion-dollar [electricity / electric] car market. It is valued at [around / astound] $1 trillion. Musk is also an engineer, inventor and a trailblazer in many other cutting-edge [industry / industries] . He first made his [surname / name] by co-founding the e-payments company PayPal. Today, he is a leading player in robotics, solar technology, crypto-currency, artificial intelligence and super-speed [public / publicity] transport. TIME called him a [genie / genius] and a visionary.

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